9.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Paris.
Drive to Versailles and enjoy Versailles' market in Notre Dame District. One of the first mentions of the city of Versailles in the Seventeenth Century is precisely the granting by Louis XIII of letters patent to establish a local market. The Notre Dame district is Versailles' oldest. Because Louis XIV wanted to beautify the area around the palace, he undertook to create a new town on undeveloped land to its north. The district was built around its original institutions: the Eglise Notre-Dame, which was the king's parish, whose registers hold the most prestigious signatures; the Hôtel du Bailliage, which housed the local court of law under the Ancien Régime and which is now the heart of the picturesque Antique dealers district; the Food Market, which still enlivens the square laid out by the Sun King's architects. The district also holds the Musée Lambinet, the Musée de la Ville de Versailles, housed in a delightful Eighteenth Century private mansion. Visit the King’s vegetable garden. Just a few steps from the Palace of Versailles, Louis XIV’s vegetable garden called the “Potager du Roi” is open to visitors throughout the year and offers a fascinating insight into 17th century fruit and vegetable production. Enjoy lunch at leisure in a typical restaurant in Versailles suggested by your guide. In the afternoon, explore the Château de Versailles with its glittering Hall of Mirrors which was used by Louis XIV as a council room, and the gardens which were laid out by the great landscape artist, Le Nôtre, who managed to perfect the model of formal French gardens.
6.00 pm: Return to your Hotel in Paris.